Grounds & Gardens - Woodland and Riverside Walk
The Woodland and Riverside Walk in the Roxburghe Estate provides an opportunity to enjoy one of the most splendid surviving landscape views in Scotland.
As you walk along the banks of the River Tweed you will have a chance to see oyster catchers, herons and green plovers. The river itself will often have those telltale ripples formed as the trout and salmon feed on insects on the river surface. In the woodland, the characteristic knocking sound of the greater spotted wood peckers are often heard while tree creepers, goldcrests, tawny owls and red squirrels can be seen by the patient and observant.
In the parkland are some fine examples of Scotland's native trees, while the woodlands contain many magnificent mature oak, lime trees and sweet chestnut trees which survive from the time of Daniel Defoe's visit to the Estate in the 18th century.